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Darfur rebel leader calls for Libya-style no-fly zone

Darfur rebel leader calls for Libya-style no-fly zone

KHARTOUM: Exiled Darfur rebel leader Abdelwahid Nur charged on Wednesday that the world has turned a blind eye to the conflict in his war-torn Sudanese region and called for a Libya-style no-fly zone. Nur accused the Sudanese government of cynically exploiting the distraction of events elsewhere, first in south Sudan and now in Libya, to renew its attacks on Darfur, and said he would not consider joining peace talks in the Qatari capital Doha until Khartoum halted its aggressions. "Our people are being killed and raped and forced from their land. This regime is committing genocide continuously," he said in a telephone interview with AFP. "I am appealing to the international community and the UN Security Council to impose a no-fly zone in Darfur... It is time to stop the regime from carrying out these attacks," he added. In sharp contrast to the speed with which a no-fly zo...

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